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1  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: This is Fun Pt. 4: Religion and Politics Edition (NSFW Warning) on: August 05, 2015, 07:53:11 PM
Does that guy being forced into a life of confectionery servitude for his gay overlords have the worst haircut or what? It's like he started a mohawk, but just couldn't commit to the mohawk.

As a side note, I'm perfectly fine with gay dessert lovers forcing Entenmann employees to make them a german chocolate cake at gunpoint.  I know the first thing African Americans did after the civil rights act was to violently demand that they get free sodas at all Denny's and Bob Evans.
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hitchhiking Robot Found Decapitated on: August 04, 2015, 12:57:50 PM
Is this creating any tension with our neighbors up north?  I'd really hate for this to result in any bad blood that would eventually erupt into violence.  Or a poutine embargo.
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hitchhiking Robot Found Decapitated on: August 03, 2015, 04:41:43 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on August 03, 2015, 04:24:17 PM

If it had made it to Eastern Ohio, it would have been burned at the stake. 

As an Ohioan born and bred, I take issue with this statement.  We have yet to figure out how fire works.
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hitchhiking Robot Found Decapitated on: August 03, 2015, 03:53:56 PM
I am disappointed in my country sometimes. 

This is one of those times.   icon_cry
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Terminator: Genesis + a TV series? on: July 07, 2015, 05:54:41 PM

Quote from: rittchard on July 06, 2015, 07:59:36 PM


I don't quite understand the general audience/critic reaction, it seems like people had a pre-determined notion to not want to like this movie

To be fair, I would counter that some people had a predetermined notion they would love this film.  icon_wink
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Terminator: Genesis + a TV series? on: July 04, 2015, 12:00:19 PM
I saw it Thursday and while it was a somewhat fun popcorn movie, it was still a mediocre at best entry in the series.

I think part of the problem for me is that Emilia Clarke was just not a very good Sarah Connor.  I know filling Linda Hamilton's shoes is a tall order, but Clarke is just...doll like.  She has no edges.  I never once believed she was capable of holding her own against a real toaster, let alone a terminator. 

I will say that Arnold won me over.  I went into the film thinking he'd be the weak link, but I thought he was fantastic.  I have quite a few problems with the story, but I was able to put them aside because he was so damn charming.

I would say it's a Netflix night for those on the fence.  And if you do go to a theater to see it, don't pay more than a matinee price.   icon_wink
7  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gay Marriage is now totally a thing. on: July 01, 2015, 01:03:51 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 30, 2015, 05:39:16 PM


Perhaps the most discouraging aspect of today’s decision is the extent to which the majority feels compelled to sully those on the other side of the debate. The majority offers a cursory assurance that it does not intend to disparage people who, as a matter of conscience, cannot accept samesex marriage. That disclaimer is hard to square with the very next sentence, in which the majority explains that “the necessary consequence” of laws codifying the traditional definition of marriage is to “demea[n] or stigmatiz[e]” same-sex couples… It is one thing for the majority to conclude that the Constitution protects a right to same-sex marriage; it is something  else to portray everyone who does not share the majority’s ‘better informed understanding’ as bigoted.”

It's called karma.  Deal with it.   icon_biggrin

But in all seriousness, a growing section of this country has had enough of being portrayed as immoral components in the downfall of what some wrongfully perceive as a christian nation.  So when they fight back by letting them know that they truly believe they're the harmful force, you shouldn't be surprised.

They don't want to be called bigots?  Prove it by taking the bible to heart and turning the other cheek.
8  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gay Marriage is now totally a thing. on: June 30, 2015, 12:44:43 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on June 30, 2015, 03:46:45 AM

The Silent generation? I haven't heard of that one before.

ooooh, i saw what you did there.   ninja
9  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Healthcare Exchanges Are Live. How's it Looking For You? on: June 29, 2015, 04:53:38 PM
I would like to be a fly on the wall at Eco's house right now.
10  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gay Marriage is now totally a thing. on: June 29, 2015, 04:52:53 PM
The only people that oppose this are Christians with antiquated, questionable values.  The same values that saw them so actively oppose interracial marriages not that long ago.
11  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: 2016 Republican Nomination on: June 25, 2015, 06:23:21 PM
You're thinking of Perry Mason.  He's always in the middle of a criminal case.
12  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Chocolate Lab For Sale on: June 23, 2015, 01:53:13 PM
The bolded sections in that quote sum up his prejudicial views perfectly.
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: June 22, 2015, 01:42:03 PM
Also, there's no such thing as werewolves in real life!
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: June 01, 2015, 03:37:07 PM
I hate HTD's...
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: June 01, 2015, 02:51:20 PM
I'd sex a harpie in this game if it asked me what time it was.
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Kung Fury on: May 30, 2015, 04:27:49 PM
It was fun.  But it was a bit jarring to hear someone say "fag" during a joke.  Maybe it's funny in Sweden, I guess.
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Mad Max Returns in Fury Road on: May 28, 2015, 08:19:02 PM
That's like comparing Picasso to a four year old with finger paints. 

...Picasso is Miller in this comparison, by the way.
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Mad Max Returns in Fury Road on: May 28, 2015, 07:56:30 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 28, 2015, 07:14:10 PM


However, as it sat with me afterwards, it felt a little inconsequential.  Like I couldn't remember much of it after it was done, but I enjoyed it while it was happening.  

The story is a distant second to the visuals.  But this is one of those rare occasions for which I can give a film a pass in spite of that. It's more like a performance of Cirque du Soleil.

But I think its true value is as an example of how great old school special effects could be.
19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Mad Max Returns in Fury Road on: May 28, 2015, 05:28:52 PM

Quote from: Purge on May 28, 2015, 04:29:27 PM

I think they need to make an exception for you in the corporate dress code.

Spoiler for Hiden:
Fine. ANOTHER exception.

Yeah, I did get a little carried away after watching la cage aux folles recently.
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Mad Max Returns in Fury Road on: May 27, 2015, 08:37:50 PM
Jeebus H. Chrysanthemum, what a movie.  I was about 10 minutes into it when I leaned over to my friend and asked if he also felt like he needed to rest up.  It starts fast, gets faster, then takes about a 20 minute breather to flesh out the world a bit, before going back to 90 for the remainder of the film.  It was physically exhausting...but in a fun way.

Unfortunately, no one in the office will allow me to put on red long johns and a gimp mask, strap on a guitar and then tie myself to one of the office columns.
21  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: What is his name again? on: May 27, 2015, 04:59:49 PM
It wasn't Eco that wrote that though.  It was another Eco.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Witch r you buying this week? (5/19) on: May 18, 2015, 02:42:58 PM
The Witcher 3 on ps4 is preloaded and ready to go, and pilsners are frosting in the fridge!  Gonna leave work an hour early so I can be ready the moment it unlocks.
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity : Original Sin on: May 15, 2015, 02:14:46 PM
Sigh, I feel like an ingrate for saying this, but it's getting to the point where I feel like I should just avoid buying new games at release and just wait on the enhanced editions that will inevitable come out a year later.
24  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: It's been a full month without any new R&P Discussions on: May 08, 2015, 04:03:38 PM
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It can be kind of jarring to be a European and see people (Americans in particular) talk about the continent as if it's a single country.

 icon_wink

Quote from: Purge on May 08, 2015, 04:01:35 PM


Hep, while his original was kinda snarky, perhaps he doesn't appreciate being represented (in your reference) by national election process that his people have no sway or say in.


What makes you believe I was singling out his country in that reference?  I simply pointed out that there are a lot countries with a contentious political process...and some of them turn physical.
25  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: It's been a full month without any new R&P Discussions on: May 08, 2015, 03:54:43 PM

Quote from: TiLT on May 08, 2015, 03:44:58 PM

I hope I don't come off as trying to pick a fight here.

You didn't at first.
26  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: It's been a full month without any new R&P Discussions on: May 08, 2015, 03:12:46 PM
Europe and Asia are regions that are comprised of countries.  We sometimes talk about groupings instead of individual items that are within that group for the sake of expediency when there are numerous items within that group that are relative to the discussion.  In this instance, it's just easier to lump them all into those two areas than try to name the numerous nations within those regions that have a physically acrimonious political process at times.

Although I should add Africa, the Middle East and South America to the list, to be fair.

Honestly, I'm constantly surprised our political process doesn't dissolve into physical violence as much as some do.
27  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: It's been a full month without any new R&P Discussions on: May 08, 2015, 01:13:25 PM
Throw in an actual fistfight or a shooting and you have European and Asian politics. 
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV]Gotham - Batman Prequel on: May 07, 2015, 08:53:47 PM
Oh, she's confirmed she's not returning?  Happy dance time.  I could've done without her and the ridiculous overacting after the first 3 minutes of her initial appearance.
29  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: It's been a full month without any new R&P Discussions on: May 07, 2015, 08:17:44 PM
Ironrod's right.  Since he proved that he was right, I'm just not able to think of something to talk about.   icon_frown
30  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: What is his name again? on: May 07, 2015, 07:57:10 PM

Quote from: naednek on May 03, 2015, 01:29:31 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on May 03, 2015, 11:54:14 AM

How is this R&P?  It's a post about a serial douche bag, that is neither religious or political.  

Naednek wil be here with his iron fist eventually I'm sure, even though there is nothing r and p about it.

My friend Kvothe is allowed in there and he told me there hasn't been a new post there in over a month.

You're friend Kvothe?  Dude quit lying, I already proved it was you and banned your alt.  And considering you were given your final warning and on your last straw, trying to flaunt that isn't the smartest way about doing things.

 icon_lol

I thought this was found out months ago.  I knew about it before Christmas, for cryin' out loud.  In his defense, he HAD to be drunk when he wrote that. 
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV]Gotham - Batman Prequel on: May 07, 2015, 07:42:40 PM
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Fish - this was the biggest disappointment of the entire show.  I had doubts about Jada to begin with, but she started off with a really strong performance.  But then they just took the character all over the place and most of the time it felt like she was in another show.  Then suddenly she's back in Gotham going wild and after all that she gets put down by the Penguin?  Ummmm, no.  I suspect she wasn't happy with the show or something and decided to leave, and after that the writers just threw her off the cliff - literally.

She landed in water.  If television has taught me anything, it's that if you land in water, no matter the height you're dropped from, you will live.
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Plus, I think she's on the show purely to spite the legions of viewers who find her friggin' annoying as hell.  I have a feeling the writers are just sadistic pricks in that regard.
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Echo on: April 29, 2015, 01:09:18 PM

Quote from: Lee on April 22, 2015, 05:25:45 AM

Quote from: rittchard on April 21, 2015, 08:35:09 PM

Teehee, I am also a hypocrite and ordered one a while back  thumbsup

Lee, shall we form our own Apple Watch Amazon Echo Hypocrite's Club?

I think we should. It will cement our place as GT's upper echelon. nod

It will also let the rest of us know who the level 7 susceptibles are around here!
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Bloodborne (previously known as Project Beast) on: April 23, 2015, 07:03:58 PM
But with the substantial reduction in load screen times, it's not that big of a deal anymore.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Bloodborne (previously known as Project Beast) on: April 13, 2015, 11:25:38 PM
Yeah, I always switch to sword mode when facing a single enemy or two.  I learned that the hard way.
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Carls Jr - now in Toronto should I try it? on: April 13, 2015, 05:55:00 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on April 11, 2015, 10:05:21 PM


1. Cut up some red potatoes into french-fry sized pieces. I use 1.5 potatoes per person.
2. Soak them in cold water for 5-10 minutes. Pat dry with paper towel.
3. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
4. Preheat oven to 350.
5. Arrange fries in a single layer. Spray with the nonstick spray. Apply salt and pepper (I like cayenne).
6. Bake for 30 minutes, turning them once halfway through.


I just drove to BK and bought fries in the time it took to simply read that.   slywink
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/14) on: April 13, 2015, 04:52:03 PM
Yup.  The AoW3 expansion might be my most anticipated release of the last couple of months.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Bloodborne (previously known as Project Beast) on: April 13, 2015, 03:18:29 PM
Okay, so I'm about 4 hours into the game.  I've explored a lot of the first zone and I'm about to tackle the Cleric Beast in earnest.  I am absolutely loving the sword cane that turns into a whip.  I know most sites suggest other weapons for those who want an easier time of it, but I think it's great.  

My only complaints so far are:

I wish they'd kept the new game/bonfire mechanic from DS2 that allows you to eventually stop respawns in a region after about the 8th or so time you clear it.  I liked that about DS2.  It gave me a chance to fully explore an area without having to worry about mobs that were usually (by that point) more an annoyance than anything else.  

The summon help mechanic seems like a big step backward to me.  I liked the DS2 method of signs on the floor that indicated someone was available to help.  This new mechanic with the bell just seems awkward and unfriendly in comparison.
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Bloodborne (previously known as Project Beast) on: April 09, 2015, 12:55:45 PM

Quote from: TiLT on April 08, 2015, 08:30:57 PM

Quote from: hepcat on April 08, 2015, 08:23:09 PM

Sorry if this has been asked already, but does this have the same limited respawn rule as DSII for non-boss creatures?

No, but it does remain the mechanic that has been around since Demon's Souls where certain non-boss enemies will never respawn once killed. I know this at least goes for the hunter-type enemies in Bloodborne.

Shoot, I kind of liked that mechanic in DS2.  

I broke down thanks to you bastages and bought it last night.  I played for a bit.  It gives me my Dark Souls fix, so I'm happy with it.  I need to figure out the eccentricities of this entry in the franchise though.  But I have to do that with every game they release.

I do prefer the gothic horror of this game over the previous medieval setting.  I rather hope they make a few more games set in this world.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Bloodborne (previously known as Project Beast) on: April 08, 2015, 08:23:09 PM
Sorry if this has been asked already, but does this have the same limited respawn rule as DSII for non-boss creatures?
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Compute Stick! on: April 08, 2015, 06:06:32 PM
Oooh....good question!   nod
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